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REF NO.: 234

SUBJECT: International traditional music conference kicks off on Memorial’s St. John’s campus

DATE: July 12

Note to editors:
            The 2011 International Council of Traditional Music will kick off tomorrow, Wednesday, July 13, on Memorial University’s St. John’s campus.
            Some highlights of tomorrow’s events that are open to the public are fiddle and bluegrass workshops, films about southern gospel convention tradition and Swiss alphorn practice and an exhibit of Maud Karpeles’ fieldwork in 1929-30 about the folk music of Newfoundland.
            For a detailed schedule of these events and more, please visit and Check out more on Facebook and Twitter (ICTM2011).
            The 2011 ICTM conference will be touching down in venues on the St. John’s campus for seven electric days, bringing a kaleidoscope of singers, instrumentalists, dancers and scholars of international calibre with it. A biennial event, the world conference is the leading global venue for the presentation of new research in music and dance.

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